World’s Best B-School Professors: Dwight M. Jaffee

Haas Professor Dwight Jaffee is one of the nation’s premier experts in real estate

Dwight M. Jaffee

Haas School of Business

Claim to Fame: Real Estate Expert

Age: 68


Massachusetts Institute of Technology, PhD

Northwestern, BA

At Haas Since: 1991

Before Haas: Princeton University Economics Department

If I wasn’t teaching, my dream job would be: I would still dream of teaching.

Best part of the job: A long list of students who have achieved great things.

Worst part of the job: Grading and administration. I remind my colleagues that when we grade students, we are acting as a rating agency-and can only hope we do a better job.

Along with being counted among the Poets and Quants Top 50 professors, Hass professor Dwight Jaffee can be found in Who’s Who in Business Higher Education, Who’s Who in Economics, and the 2011 and 2012 editions of Who’s Who in America. Throughout his teaching career of nearly 45 years, Jaffee has taught at leading institutions as Princeton, NYU, and MIT. At Haas, where he has taught since 1991, Jaffee is a professor of banking, finance, and real estate. This B-school veteran is a real estate expert with a specialty in the mortgage market; particularly the subprime mortgage crisis, real estate finance, and insurance. At Haas, he also serves as co-chair of the Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics.

 Students Say:

“Very very very very very very very good”

“Awesome economic intuition”


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